A Better Way: Week 2
I Corinthians 12:31 NKJV
31 But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.
If you want to be a follower of Christ, you must choose to follow His word, regardless of what you believe or what culture says about sexuality.
John 4:16-18 NKJV
16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
II Corinthians 6:14 NKJV
14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
Galatians 5:19 NKJV
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
Adultery – a married person having intimacy with another married or single person
Fornication – sex between people who are not married
Licentiousness – unbridled lust, very immoral, promiscuous (prone to random sex without regard for others)
Concupiscence – stirring up strong sexual desire in another
(it is wrong unless you are married; then, it is foreplay)
Marriage is one place where you should die to self.
I Corinthians 7:3 NKJV
3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
Do everything in your power to fulfill the sexual desires of your spouse.
Sexual intimacy is not about you! It’s about your spouse.
Stop making memories on Facebook and make some real ones.
I Corinthians 7:4 NKJV
4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
I Corinthians 7:5 NKJV
5 Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
1. Do not deprive one another but by mutual consent.
2. Both have to agree and only for a short, limited time.
3. If one doesn’t consent to abstaining during the Daniel’s fast, that’s okay.
4. If you do abstain, you must resume sexual intimacy so that Satan does not tempt you.